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Taboo Studio

1615½ W. Lewis Street

San Diego, CA 92103


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Oak Leaf Pendants by Laura Baxter



New Jewelry

Lynda BahrLaura BaxterMarilyn BroganSteven BrixnerKate CusackMary DonaldDahlia KannerJoanna F. RhoadesChristina SeeboldMelissa SkarstenConnie UlrichMyung UrsoCarol Webb

This year's holiday announcement features California artist Carol Webb's mixed metals "Pear Pin". The variety of techniques and materials in this show is tremendous. Myung Urso works with wire and silk, Kate Cusack works with zippers and Lynda Bahr creates tiny precious metal mosaics inspired by painter Gustav Klimt. Mary Donald's work is unpredictable, as she uses a wide variety of innovative and unusual materials. Dahlia Kanner is adding some earrings and pendants to our collection of her bold and chunky rings.

We are debuting the work of UK artist Laura Baxter whose contemporary gold and silver jewelry is inspired by botanical forms. Melissa Skarsten and Connie Ulrich are also showing their work here for the first time. The pieces in Connie's "Sticks and Stones" line are made of twigs cast in precious metals and put together with real beach pebbles.

Taboo artists Joanna Rhoades, Steven Brixner, Christina Seebold, and Marilyn Brogan will be contributing special pieces for the holidays in their individual styles incorporating precious and semi-precious stones, found objects, and fine metals.

Also on display are paintings by Marie Najera.

Jewelry from Taboo Studio is a personal, one-of-a-kind gift that endures the test of time. A selection can be made from an ever-evolving inventory of artists, or a custom piece may be designed using your stones or gems from the gallery's collection.

Friday, November 20, 2015 through January 01, 2016


Please join us for some holiday treats, and the opportunity to view a unique collection of handmade jewelry by this group of distinguished artists.


OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, November 20, 2015 6-8 pm
The show runs through January 1, 2016



2015 marks our 27th year showing the most extensive collection of artist designed jewelry in San Diego county.

This past May, Taboo Studio was selected as one of the top 50 designer jewelry retailers by the JCK Design Center. Click the links below to read more about the award. Click the image to view the award.

The Design Center's Designer Retailer Awards and the Editor's Choice Award

The Design Center's Designer Retailer Awards - List of Winners

Necklace by Cat Cole

Bonnie Levine talked with Jane Groover, Cat Cole and Donna D'Aquino about the work included in our show, Between the Lines. Read the conversation on Art Jewelry Forum by clicking on the link below.

Between the Lines

Arline Fisch in her studio

Susan Cummins interviewed Arline Fisch on the occasion of her show Hanging Gardens at Mobilia this past spring. Read the interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

Arline Fisch: Hanging Gardens

Ramon Puig Cuyas -

Last year, Jane Groover visited one of our favorite jewelry artists at Massana School in Barcelona where he is head of the Jewelry Department. She convinced Ramon Puig Cuyàs to send four recent pieces from his Net-work series for exhibition in the gallery. They are currently on display along with our current show, Of Two Minds.

see more of his work

Tourmaline and amethyst jewelry

Taboo Studio does custom work for all occasions. Owners Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades can design wedding and engagement rings, Mother's Day and anniversary gifts, or anything new and unique with our gemstones or yours. This photograph includes a one-of-a-kind white and yellow gold pendant with a yellow diamond and a rare 48-carat purple tourmaline. Shown on a white gold cable, it can be purchased for $3,400. Along with the pendant are two large cabochon rings on sterling silver bands with 22k gold bezels. The 22-carat amethyst ring in a size 7 is $863, and the 30-carat purple tourmaline ring, also a size 7, is $2,365. For questions or more information on the custom design process, call 619-692-0099 or email.

18k and Masitsit ring by Steven Brixner Sterling, 22k and moonstone ring by Steven Brixner Sterling and carnelian ring by Steven Brixner 18k and tourmalinated prehnite ring by Steven Brixner

Artist Steven Brixner has been with the gallery since we opened 27 years ago and has developed a following for his stunning rings.


Tuesday through Friday 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays


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